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Juan Sebastián Arias

Associate / Colombia
  • Practice areas / Dispute Resolution
  • Languages / English, Spanish, French

Principal Associate of the Dispute Resolution team. Admitted to practice in Colombia and in the State of New York. Juan Sebastián is an arbitrator of the Arbitration and Conciliation Center of the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá (“CCB”) “List B”. Juan Sebastián’s professional practice focuses on representing clients in international arbitration, national arbitration and litigation before national courts. Juan Sebastián has participated in international commercial arbitration proceedings conducted under the ICC rules, CCB rules, Chamber of Commerce of Madrid rules and in investment arbitration proceedings conducted under the ICSID and UNCITRAL rules.

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Work experience

  • 2018 - a la actualidad Principal Associate

    Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

  • 2016 - 2018 Foreign Associate, Global Disputes

    Jones Day, Miami, USA

  • 2007 - 2015 Senior Associate

    Brigard & Urrutia Abogados

  • 2010 - 2010 Visiting Attorney, International Arbitration

    Uría Menéndez Abogados, Madrid, Spain

  • 2009 - 2009 Intern, International Arbitration

    Orrick Rambaud Martel, París, France

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Awards

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Featured Cases

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Publications

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Studies

  • 2016 LL.M. Columbia University, Nueva York, United States Honors: Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar

  • 2010 Master 2 Arbitration and International Business Université de Versailles Saint Quentin-en-Yvelines, Versalles, France

  • 2007 Law Degree Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá, Colombia Honors: First Place in the Elsa Moot Court WTO written round

  • 2006 Master 1 International Private Law Université Panthéon-Assas Paris II, Paris, France

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Memberships

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Academic activities

  • Academic Activities - 2018

    Coach on International Arbitration Competition organized by Universidad del Rosario and Universidad de Buenos Aires, Bogotá – Colombia.

    Coordinador - Universidad del Rosario
  • Academic Activities - 2012

    Coach on the Moot Madrid – International Arbitration Competition, Bogotá – Colombia

    Assistant - Universidad de los Andes
  • Academic Activities - 2012

    Lecturer on International Investment Law

    Assistant - Bogotá – Colombia
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Seminars and Conferences

  • Expositor International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Speaker at the ICC YAF event "Actualizaciones al arbitraje ICC", Monterrey, Mexico (2017)
  • Expositor Speaker at the ICC YAF event "Análisis de un caso práctico en arbitraje de construcción: retos frente a la corrupción", Bogotá, Colombia (2017)
  • Expositor Lambal Training - FIDIC Speaker at the event "Uso Práctico de los Contratos FIDIC", Bogotá, Colombia (2016)
  • Expositor Ministry of Foreign Affairs Speaker Free Trade Agreement between Colombia and the United States Dispute Resolution mechanisms, Bogotá, Medellín and Cali, Colombia (2014)